1 Courthouse Sq.; Bowling Green, OH 43402-2427

E-mail: BOE@co.wood.oh.us

PH: 419-354-9120

FAX: 419-354-1730


Interested in becoming a Precinct Elections Official (PEO)?

Precinct Election Official Secretary of State Information

Wood County Board of Elections needs approximately 390 workers for each county wide election held. You could be one of those workers.

Training is provided prior to each election. Training is approximately two (2) hours. Workers are paid for this training as long as they work on election day.

Substitutes are also needed as back-up for last minute cancellations

Click on the link indicated to access an that will help answer some questions you might have regarding what is required of a poll worker.


How are workers chosen?

It is the responsibility of the central committee person to submit a list of workers for their precinct. These are the workers that are contacted first to work an election. Their "appointment" is good for one year and begins July 1st. If the "appointed" worker cannot work, we then contact any subs and / or those who have worked before.

The party affiliation of the Voting Location Manager for a precinct is determined by which party received the most votes in that precinct in the last gubernatorial election.




PEO Resources

On-Line Assessment

On-Line Poll Worker Training Program

Ohio Secretary of State PEO Newsletter Link


PEOs' Training Schedule

Training dates future elections will be listed at a later date.

Training Dates for
November 5, 2019
General Election

October 16 - 18 & 21 & 22, 2019

Class times will be each day: 9:00 a.m.; 1:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. (Other than April 11th there will be no 9:00 a.m. class and April 13th there will be no 6:00 p.m. class) There are no weekend classes.

Classes will be held at the Wood County ESC (Educational Services Center) on Dunbridge Rd. across from the Meijer store.

Location: Board of Elections Office
Wood County Courthouse


Drop-in training is for additional opportunity to practice on the DRE or ExpressPoll. You are not paid for this time and it is completely voluntary. You do not have to call to register for these trainings.





Contact one of our Poll Worker Coordinators today:

Cathy Stoner

Democratic Coordinator

Ph: 419-354-9120

e-mail: cstoner@co.wood.oh.us


Tracey Pritts

Republican Coordinator

Ph: 419-354-9120

e-mail: tpritts@co.wood.oh.us


Top 10 Things to Know to
Be a Precinct Elections Official

10. You Must Be A Registered Voter

9. You Must Be At Least 17 Years of Age
AND a HS Senior

8. You Will Be Provided With Training (Mandatory)

7. Work Hours on Election Day is Approximately 5:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

6. You Will Play a Vital Role in the Election Process

5. Pays Over $110.0 for Working Election Day,
Based on Job Duties

4. Money is Paid for Attendance of Training and for Additional Duties.

3. Opportunity to Work as a Team, Serve Your Community and Have Fun

2. Must declare or be willing to declare one of the major political parties to be a associated with

1. Elections Belong to the People - Be A Poll Worker